Lino accuses GoNU of depriving peace in Abyei

Media Monitoring Report, 27 March 2008
(Khartoum Monitor)

The Governor of Abyei Edward Lino has called on the people of Abei to work together in order to develop the region. This was amidst large crowd that came to receive him in Abyei. He said that among his agenda is the co-existence between Dinka Ngok and all the adjacent tribes. He accused the GoNU of depriving Abyei of peace. Meanwhile he promised the citizens that his government would deliver both peace and basic services.

Governor Lino added that the National Congress Party refused to solve the Abyei crisis. He asserted that he would demand Abyei’s share of oil for the tribes of Dinka Ngok and that of Misseriya. He also stated to Abyei citizens that his government would try its level best to build houses and the project would start in May. This will be preceded by laying a plan to develop the region socially, economically and culturally.

Abyei Governor also called the civil societies and community based organizations to assist the government in peace and confidence building. He has called on the UN forces and the Joint Integrated Units to cooperate with the new government. He explained that oil has its negative effects on the region revealing that the oil revenue is spent on developing the northern States while nobody thought of developing Abyei.

It was worth mentioning that Governor of the Unity State Brig. Gen. Taban Deng received the Abyei Government delegation at the Unity State.


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